I don't object to the killing of a lion per se. I object to glorifying and exalting the killing of a lion for sport. I have no problem with my neighbor shooting crows. If he started wearing dead crows around his neck and doing weird victory dances, It would bother me. I don't object to eating meat. I would object to the slaughterhouse from which my meat comes releasing a video in which the workers laughed about killing the animals and ridiculed the noises the animals made when they died.
So as long as they don't enjoy themselves and don't tell anyone publicly about it, then it you are cool with it. They can do whatever they want, just don't shove it in our faces so we have to think about it, since it makes us uncomfortable. Are you sure that fits with the rest of your belief system, or is it possible there is a bit of inconsistency here?
I really don't see the inconsistency. Here's another (admittedly very loose) analogy. Something unfortunate happens to someone you really, really don't like -- let's say his kid gets killed by a drunk driver. You want to be happy about it? No business of mine. You want to rejoice in it? Also no business of mine. But if you want to write a letter to the editor saying how happy you are about it,, and publish a YouTube video of yourself dancing at the gates of the cemetery where the kid is buried, then I feel entirely reasonable in publicly calling you on it, even though your actions are not illegal.
>So you're basiclly saying that the poor black Chicago gang-bangers will never get a chance to hunt big game in Africa? Wow, how very 'progressive' of you....
You still don't know nuthin' about fishing.
It is rare that any of us see our own hypocrisy, so you are in good company.